NPOST Testing

West Valley City requires a passing Peace Officer Entrance Examination score. This exam is no longer required by Utah POST but we use it as a replacement for the Police Departments written test.

The N.P.O.S.T. consists of four timed sections: math, reading comprehension, grammar and incident report writing. A passing score is 70% or higher in each section of the test. 

Bridgerland Applied Technology Center
1301 N 600 W
Logan, UT 84321
Phone: 435-750-3188

USU Eastern Price Campus Testing Center
451 E 400 N
Price, UT 84501
Phone: 435-613-5325
USU Eastern Price Campus Testing Center Website

USU Eastern Blanding Campus Testing Center
639 West 100 S
Blanding, UT 84511
Phone: 435-678-8171
USU Eastern Blanding Campus Testing Center Website

Davis Applied Technology Center
550 E 300 S
Kaysville, UT 84037

7:45 to 2:30

7:45 to 4:30

7:45 to 11:30 

On a walk-in basis during testing hours. Fee $30 Requires Picture I.D. is required.

Dixie State College Testing Center
North Plaza Building
1000 E 100 S
St. George, UT
Phone: 435-652-7667

Cost: $50

Salt Lake Community College
South City Campus School of Applied Technology Testing Center
1575 S State Street
Room 2-153
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Phone: 801-957-3267 (testing center)
Email Salt Lake Community College
Salt Lake Community College Website

  • Fee: $30, Must have current government-issued photo ID.
  • Testing: Every Tuesday and Wednesday starting at 5:40 p.m., and by appointment.

Salt Lake Community College
Miller Campus
9750 S 300 W
MFEC Room Number 238
Sandy, UT 84070
Proctor Station Phone: 801-957-5221
Salt Lake Community College Website

Testing: Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and first Saturday of the month 8 a.m. to Noon.

Southern Utah University
West University Boulevard
Cedar City, UT 84720
Phone: 435-865-8113 351

Testing: The 4th Tuesday of the month, except for holidays. Other testing times can be arranged. Please email for a testing appointment.

Uintah Basin Applied Technology Center
1100 E Lagoon Street (124-5)
Roosevelt, UT 84066
Phone: 435-722-4523

Testing: Contact testing center for an appointment. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Utah Valley University
Phone: 801-863-8269 Call for appointment to test.
Utah Valley University Website

Weber State University Testing Center
1112 University Circle
Ogden, UT 84408-1112
Phone: 801-626-6803

Testing: Wednesdays at 2 and 6 Call for specific information.

Study Guide

A study guide for the Utah NP.O.S.T. is available for purchase for approximately $6 at the following Salt Lake Community College Bookstores.

  • Jordan Campus Bookstore Phone: 801-957-2620
  • Redwood Campus Bookstore Phone: 801-957-4045
  • Sandy Campus Bookstore Phone: 801-957-3726
  • South City Campus Bookstore Phone: 801-957-3329

All candidates are urged to call the bookstore they would like to purchase a study guide at, in advance, to verify they have the guide in stock and available for purchase.

Once the NPOST test is scored the testing facility is contacted with the results at which time they will mail or email you a copy. Each testing facility may have a standard process on how they distribute test results. It may take approximately 4 weeks to receive your test results.

Note: As of May, 2021, Utah State Code has been updated as follows:

53-6-203.  Applicants for admission to training programs or for certification examination -- Requirements.

(1)    Before being accepted for admission to the training programs conducted by a certified academy, and before being allowed to take a certification examination, each applicant for admission or certification examination shall meet the following requirements:

a.    be either:

i.    a United States citizen; or

ii.    a lawful permanent resident of the United States who:

1.    has been in the United States legally for the five years immediately before the day on which the application is made; and

2.    has legal authorization to work in the United States;